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MilSim Asia: Nova Systems partners with SEA

11th January 2017 - 12:00 by Beth Maundrill in London

MilSim Asia: Nova Systems partners with SEA

Nova Systems has partnered with SEA for the first time to provide a ship-aviation operation training solution. Nova will utilise SEA's Decksim 3D virtual environment to enhance its ship-aviation integration offering.

Test and evaluation services from Nova Systems combine test pilot experience with flight test engineer expertise. The company has been a part of ship, fixed wing, rotary and UAV acquisition programmes in Australia, the UK, Singapore and Norway. 

To date some of the company’s key programmes include the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) Canberra Class landing helicopter dock ship, the Royal Navy’s (RN) HMS Ocean helicopter platform ship and the new RN Queen Elizabeth Class Carrier. 

According to the company, it has a ‘deep understanding of the issues involved in maritime aviation operations’ including ship helicopter operating limits (SHOL) development and first of class flight trials (FOCFT), which lends it to assist customer’s integration of aircraft platforms onto ships.

As well as integration solutions, Nova Systems also provides verification and validation of simulated systems. Nova offers advice in the requirements and management of simulator acquisition.

The company’s present and past work includes the introduction-to-service of the new PC-21 flight simulator for the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Pilot Training System, and the CIC simulator of Hobart class air warfare destroyers.

The company is also an approved qualification organisation for simulator systems in the ADF’s airworthiness system.

Nova Systems has recently completed work to help define future UK MoD rotary wing simulator requirements and has participated in work to define future simulator interoperability standards. 

Back in Australia, the company has completed accreditations on the KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport simulator, the AP-3C Orion simulator in Edinburgh, and the F/A-18F Super Hornet Tactical Operational Flight Trainer in Amberley.

Nova Systems was founded in 2000 in Australia and had its genesis in test and evaluation, system safety, certification and human factors in the defence industry.

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